Cyberbullying is a serious, unsolved, digital age issue. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center's nationally representative data of US youth between the ages of 12-17:
73% of students say they've been bullied at school at some point in their lifetimes.
34% have experienced "cyberbullying" in their lifetimes.
Too many kids are experiencing cruelty--online and off! At Cyberwise we believe we can put an end to cyberbullying by simply teaching kids how to be "upstanders" (those who stand up to any cruelty they see). Help your kids become upstanders by sharing our newest video from the Cyber Civics curriculum and by visiting our all new cyberbullying hub.
The easiest way to stop cyberbullying is by preempting it. A good parental control software--like Mobicip--can help you do just that. By easily monitoring all your kids' devices (any platform) from one parental account, you can be assured they are accessing only age-appropriate websites and apps (and keeping off those where cyberbullying is more common). You'll also be able to set time limits, keep up with app downloads, and much more. Learn about everything Mobicip can do by visiting our all new Parental Control Software Hub.
FaceUp is a brand new app designed by kids who know about bullying firsthand. By using this app, any student can anonymously report cruelty they either see or experience. We hope you will read our delightful blog post written by one of FaceUp's student founders.
ICanHelpline, the U.S.'s first social media helpline for schools. This is a service schools can subscribe to, then email or call toll-free anytime they need help with cyberbulllying and other problems that surface in social media.
The #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of sexual harassment in our offline lives, but our digital lives are impacted as well. The best defense is knowledge, and our friends from Mobicip offer insights and tips to help you become cyber aware about this important issue.
Sadly, sometimes new kids at school are particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying. In this post, newly-relocated families can learn what to do to help protect their kids from becoming the target of bullies.
There's no better way for a family to spend Mother's Day than by playing together! If you live in or around L.A., head over to Griffith Park to play test CARPE—a new Augmented Reality and SMART Kit game.Your kids will think you are really awesome for even suggesting it!
Looking for tips or inspiration to eradicate online cruelty? Then treat yourself to the Kindle edition of Shame Nation: Choosing Kindness and Compassion in the Age of Cruelty and Trolling. It is only $2.99 during the month of May.